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outcry and political pressure, congress will vote today on a $9 billion hurricane sandy relief bill. relief many say is long overdue. >>> turn for the worst, venezuelan officials admit hugo chavez is battling respiratory failure, now calling their leader's status severe. >>> and trapped on thin ice. two teenagers stuck in the middle of a frozen life, clinging to a dead tree for hours. their dramatic rescue just ahead. >>> wow. good morning. welcome to "early start." we're happy you're with us. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm christine romans. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we begin this morning with a snowy mess in west texas. conditions are so bad that large portions of interstate 10 between el paso and ft. stockton were closed overnight. do they really get a lot of snow? they've gotten record snow in that area. >> you're absolutely right. it was really the spaghetti bowl on i-10. the biggest problem where were the icy bridges and overpasses. that's what closed portions of the road. those roads have since been reopened. now, el paso picked up 2.9 inches. believe it or not, it's not ou
years, which is $60 billion a year, and if you look at the sandy package that's coming up, that's $60 billion. so that money is already spent, and we're still borrowing $1 trillion. but the governor hits the right tone. people have been afraid to look for that common ground. i happen to be a simpson/bowles supporter, and we really need the big deal to fix the country. >> governor, i think that many people don't appreciate the fact, don't understand the fact that when we talk about the debt ceiling, we're talking about bills accrued. this gets a little complicated in the messaging is my point. >> sure. but i think it will be clear to the american public by the time the debt ceiling -- let's assume we don't lift the debt ceiling. it will be clear because wall street will make it clear, the banking community will make it clear what the ramifications are to americans by not lifting the debt ceiling. and you're right, mike, all this is about, as the president said, is paying for the bills that congress has already voted to fund. and it's not lifting the debt ceiling to pay for future spend
this controversy in washington, as well as hurricane sandy. there was some pretty big-waits on the economy, and yet is still continued -- weight on the economy, and yet it still continued dto churto churn ahea. every month, we have traded on average 153,000 jobs. -- created on average 153,000 jobs. host: in a country with well over 3 million americans, they're more than 12,000,002 are currently out of work. almost 5 million long-term unemployed. the discouraged worker, about 1.1 million. guest: it is good that the economy kept churning along, but it is bad the we have such a lousy economy. we believe to create something like 350,000 -- we need to create something like 350,000 jobs to get unemployment down to 6%. we're falling short every single month. it is a recovery. we were in such a deep hole that it has been really difficult to dig out of this whole. -- hole. if you're looking and reasons for optimism, you can look at this and say, good. if you're one of those 12 million people who does not have a job, this is a disappointing report because it is not stronger. it is not enough to start to job
of you john. >> i like him. >>> happening now, pork promises and priorities. sandy victims finally getting their due today, and it cannot come soon enough. >> there's a good 40% of the exterior walls that are covered in mold. >> we don't have anyone to remove it and we don't have the finances to be able to. >> as washington doles out billions, we examine where the money is really going. new details about venezuela's president hugo chavez, reportedly battling a severe lung infection. some venezuelans are worried about his condition and it may be worse than officials are letting on. >>> plus a new year and a new gaffe from vice president joe biden. the latest and afternoon swearing in ceremony for new senators. we'll have the audio will you not believe. plus this. >> this sure is a crazy way to draw attention. >> who won't notice a hot model in body paint. >> she stands out like a not new.co. >> they get you noticed. >> super ads getting super racy. this year you'll see a twist. "newsroom" starts right now. >> good morning, i'm victor blackwell sitting in for carol costello. we begin
>>> president obama signed into law a $9.7 billion bill to pay for flood insurance claims from hurricane sandy. the law increases fema's borrowing authority. the agency previously warned it would run out of money without that extra funding from congress. the white house said more than 100,000 flood claims came in from sandy. congress has promised to vote on comprehensive sandy aid on january 15th. >>> rob mayeda is here, and it was just rainy enough to make you take down those christmas lights with a hassle. >> areas toward gilroy, late day clearing that we're starting to see now. mainly from san francisco northward as we take you outside. look at the palace of fine arts out there. we got a little bit of a breeze kicking in, which is finally helping to clear out our skies. it's a gloomy day, to see the high temperatures around the south bay, only near 50 earlier near san jose, now, 59 degrees, you're seeing 51 in oakland, 51 in sfraensz. it looks like san francisco the warm spots today. the skies cleared first to the north bay, 40s elsewhere, tonight it looks like it will be a little more chil
-in congress tackles the hurricane sandy aid bill today. will the vote tear republicans apart, again. >>> the december jobs report. just 90 minutes away. how will holiday hiring affect the numbers? what does this mean for the health of our economy? >>> video you have to see. take a look at this. teenagers trapped on the ice. clinging to life on the tree. the rescue you need to stick around to watch. >> among guests this morning. former ohio congressman steve la tourette, newly sworn in congresswoman tulsi gabbard. mike dewine, tim ferriss and steve rinella. i have one word for you. >> squirrel. >> it's true. we have squirrel. friday, january 4th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> our starting point this morning. in just hours, the brand spanking new 113th congress will vote on a nearly $10 billion aid package for superstorm sandy victims. this after the outrage over speaker boehner canceling the initial vote early this week. athena jones live in our washington bureau. expected to be an easy one today, dana? >> it looks like it will be passed. about $9.7 billion in borrowing auth
interview with sean hannity, nine o'clock eastern right here only on fox news channel. super storm sandy victims are one step closer to getting the help they need. president obama signing into law the 9.7 billion dollar panel approved by lawmakers. it will increase the borrowing authority of the federal emergency management agency to help flooding victims. and warned it was set to run out of money from additional dollars from congress and more than 100 payments would have been delayed without that additional money and the house and senate are expected to act on a larger and more comprehensive sandy aid package in the next couple of weeks. a centennial celebration underway for one of the most controversial presidents in our history. president nixon would be 100 years and he was born in yorba linda, california. >> hi there, shan nan. january 9th, 1913 president nixon was born in the house behind me, 36 years since his presidency ended with the watergate scandal and people gathering to consider what he did in a great historical context. and watergate is not forgotten or here at the library,
for voting no on the superstorm sandy relief money, in a statement, he said unfortunately washington's legislative response fails on both counts, it refuses to distinguish or even prioritize disaster relief over pork spending. dave, good to see you. that scaled down bill, it passed 354 to 67, all of the no votes came from republicans, many said they were concerned about extra unnecessary spending, for instance, $150 million for fisheries in alaska, and museum roofs in washington, a hospital in vermont. what is going on here that vote total is significant. after hurricane katrina, there was ten no votes for a bigger package. this that was passed, after being umill 80ed by chris christie, was just adding money back to the flash flood plan. not the big plan they complained about. every time spending comes up, there will be a massive fight with a larger than ever group of republicans willing to take the party to an embarassing position, this is a bill where by congressional standards. there was way too much pork in the bill. >> not really what they passed on friday. i mean -- >> but the
of massive flood damage from superstorm sandy. we'll explain. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> 24 hours and bipartisanship ushered in with a brand new congress already seems to be shifting just weeks before the next major battle over the debt ceiling republican lawmakers are making it clear they are ready to fight the president. let's bring in our national political correspondent on capitol hill with the latest. >> it seems old habits die hard. remember the moments yesterday as members of 113th congress were sworn in? never mind. after surviving a failed coo led by his own members john boehner wants to take the same fractured party into battle. in a closed door meeting of house republicans a source tells cnn boehner said he will demand budget cuts larger than any increase in the debt limit. boehner told the members the focus turns to spending that puts republicans and congress back on a collision course with the white house after the president insisted he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not the
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congress, relief for the victims of superstorm sandy. today the house approved nearly $10 billion in aid to pay for flood insurance claims. jennifer johnson is on the hill where lawmakers have been outraged, baas the bill's passening has been delayed. >> that's right. the new congress began with often emotional, angry testimony from lawmakers demanding more aid for victims of superstorm sandy. lawmakers from the northeast were leaving nothing to chance, furious that money for flood insurance claims have been held up for victims of superstorm sandy. >> they've been suffering. they have suffered long enough. they need to hear from their government. >> this is a total, total disaster in helping those people. >> reporter: the vote was delayed earlier this week by how speaker john boehner unleashing a string of protests, now some republicans claim that the program was out of money, adding to the debt. >> the national flood insurance program is broke. it is beyond broke. it is now taxpayer bailout broke. >> the yays are 354, the nays 67. >> reporter: the bill easily passed but 67 house republi
since the sandy hook elementary school shooting. it was crafted to be as normal of a day as possible. >> reporter: this morning school buses picked up students in newtown. less than three weeks after a gunman killed 26 at sandy hook elementary school, classes resumed. >> the kids got off the bus. a lot were happy to see friends. >> reporter: this school is now renamed sandy hook elementary school. signs welcomed the students to help them feel comfortable. their desks were brought from the old campus to the new school and parents was able to stay with the children today. >> counselors, therapy dogs. parents. everybody was happy to get back in the swing of things. >> reporter: having police guarding the school. today checking i.d.es. >> we don't want them to think this is a police state. this is a school. >> reporter: connecticut's governor announced a new commission to review gun laws, mental health support and school safety. >> we don't know the cause behind this tragedy and we probably never will. not in a way that will make sense of what happened on that day. but that cannot be an
a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the t recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >> welcome back to hannity, now, the white house and those on the left try to figure out how to restrict the rights of gun owners and we have a bone chilling 911 tape that every american needs to hear. accord to go police, belinda herman and her two children, nine-year-old twins, were home alon when an intruder broke into her house use ago crowbar. they went into hiding inside their house in an attic and melinda called her husband not home at the time. he called the police and coaching her during the home invasion, listen to the chilling tragedy: >> so, joining me now with reaction to what is hailed as an example after model gun owner, juan williams, co-host of "the five", kimberly guilfoyle. >> hi. >> sean: there
sandy relief after being humiliated by fellow republicans. is it possible that the house didn't vote because a southern, rural, right-winged republican party just doesn't care about the northeast? nchtsz and, a debate heats up over a newspaper that published the names and addresses of every gun permit holder in two new york county areas. now the paper wants to do it for a third county, but the county clerk says no way. and, remember this? >> barack obama is the worst president in history. >> that's congressman ben quail walking off camera. now, he's walking out of the capitol. one of the many members of congress we won't see this term, but whom you will see in the side show. we begin with whether republicans are building the deficit msnbc chief economist to vice president. >>> gentlemen, allow me to read something to you that was published today. if the on going war between republicans and democrats was really over those future budget deficits, you might consider republicans and dem krats focusing on ways to hold down costs. it's not what this war is about. it's about the size of gov
, superstorm sandy, flooding, wildfires. it was record heat and a forecast of more to come. and another program note for you, richard nixon remembered, on his 100th birthday. the richard nixon foundation is marking the 100th birthday of the 37 u.s. president with a gala and union. we will cover that event at 8:30 p.m. tonight on c-span2. mary in georgia, a nurse. what are your thoughts? caller: i'm sorry, i cannot hear you, i have the flu. host: what are your thoughts? caller: i had been getting the flu shot up until this year. i went to delaware and came home with the flu. first, i want to mention that health-care workers who see the patients in hospitals or doctors offices or clinics and other areas, the first line exposure are schools, shopping centers, those are the people i feel should get -- be required to get the flu shot. the first line exposure, not after they get to the health care system. that's the way i feel. and a lot of patients in hospitals get sick from people coming in from the outside bringing them in. they should have to prove they had a flu shot to visit. host: and we have
for the first time since super storm sandy hit. over 100 certificates deeming the home safe to live in were handed out and residents were told they don't have to follow a 10 p.m. curfew anymore. good news for those folks. >>gretchen: by now we've seen that map posted by a new york newspaper pinpointing local gun homeowner addresses. guards and families information appears ton that map. a rockland county sherrif appears about all of that. we were expressing in the commercial break i don't think people understood the domino effect. now inmates are threatening guards. in what way? >> they are saying we know where you live. we know where your family lives. we can retaliate if in fact we choose to. it's a threat that the officers, they come to work, they do their job. and now they've got to worry about when they go home and their families' safety. >>gretchen: there are 8,000 active and retired new york preponderance of the police officers currently living in your county. what is your feeling about gun ownership legally put out? >> i think it jeopardized all the good people of rockland county as
of fiscal cliff legislation and scrapping vote for hurricane sandy relief bill. there is the editorial this morning. this is from the washington times. the editorial concludes with these words, when republican regained control of the house two years ago, they opened the new congress with members reading the entire u.s. constitution aloud on the floor for the first time. a spokesman say they will continue the tradition on january 14th. will this congress be any different? that's our question and dave is joining us from rome, georgia, democrat line good morning. caller: , i actually don't believe the congress will be any better. john boehner allowed the house to vote its will for the simple fact, if you have people up there who are against government, they are basically up there on the republican side in order to get their check like joe walsh and people like this who got voted out. everyone gets unemployment checks. everyone draws social security. the difference republicans trying to make it seem like it's democrats. when you do that as democrat, you help everyone in the country. whe
relief for hurricane sandy areas. on this station over the weekend congressman frank falone blamed the tea party for slowing it down. listen to this. >> the tea party people are mostly from the south and the west. and if this had been louisiana or kansas, they wouldn't have held this up. >> now, when you look at that, look at mississippi congressman steve palaso. he pushed for storm relief in his area after hurricane katrina and isaac. he voted no for sandy relief because quote, we have a financial disaster looming in the country that i believe personally in my heart is going to be greater than any natural disaster that has ever hit us. now, today the paper ripped into palazzo. his hometown paper. for his vote against sandy relief. quote, seldom has a single vote in congress appeared as cold-blooded and hard headed as the one cast by representative steven palazzo last week. that he would rather make a philosophical point rather than help put back together communities. as he himself once put it is both shameful and offensive. this is an example of this kind of tea party ideology tha
first major vote congress did pass legislation to help sandy victims, a $9.7 billion package, and the majority of republicans did vote for the plan presumably bending to significant public pressure. but about a third of the republican caucus actually voted against it. against a bill to help hurricane victims, and that includes some major figures like representative paul ryan. that is just one of the many signs of fracture within the republican caucus which is still reeling from yesterday's tough fight over the reelection of john boehner as speaker. he may have prevailed, but not all of his members were happy about it and one member of the anti-boehner attempted cue got caught red handed. he was caught writing a message on his ipad where he listed republicaned he thought could be convince to join him in opposing the speaker. the title of the document was called "you would be fired if this goes out." in the end it did go out, but nobody got fired. he didn't get what he wanted and many of those on his list ultimately threw their support behind john boehner. b
that could make him the candidate for 2016. >>> and new details in the sandy hook elementary massacre. some details about what the shooter was actually wearing that morning. this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. i haven't thought about aspirin for years. aspirin wouldn't really help my headache, i don't think. aspirin is just old school. people have doubts about taking aspirin for pain. but they haven't experienced extra strength bayer advanced aspirin. in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their headache fast. what's different? it has micro-particles. enters the bloodstream fast and rushes relief to the site of pain. visit fastreliefchallenge.com today for a special trial offer. >>> our second story "outfront," raising your taxes a lot more. the ink is barely dry on the bill to avert the
on the struggle for sandy relief, and who's paying the price for the rancor on capitol hill? >>> a new and defiant call to war from the leader of syria. listen to that cheering and chanting crowd which greeted president bashar al assad in damascus, as he gave a rare personal speech to the country, his first since june. assad called for mobilization in this fight, compared rebel forces to al qaeda, and dismissed national efforts to mediate the crisis, saying syria refused to be, quote, puppets of the west. >>> west coast headlines are next with a price strike in a new health care law, which was supposed to prevent any kind of strike. >>> plus the challenges for chuck hagel's nomination as defense secretary. is he worth fighting for? >>> some head linlines making n out on the west coast. the yakima herald republic in washington state has this headline. "gop looks more divided post cliff." it's about how headlining party may not be able to negotiate the debt ceiling. >>> and the press democrat has "health care rates spike," it's about health care companies seeking big premium increases for customers
at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut last month the nra said to place a good guy with a gun -- >> some of those at fort ord. >> stephanie: right. also columbine. she says i recently visited some latin-american countries that mesh with the nra's vision where guards with guns grace every lobby, storefront, atm and restaurant and gas station. has not made the countries saner or better. guatemala, honduras, venezuela have some of the highest homicide rates in the world. >> what a coincidence. >> stephanie: oh no. you mean wayne lapierrre could be wrong about something? a society that is relying on guys with guns to stop violence is a sign of a society where institutions have broken down said an expert, it is shocking to hear anyone in the united states considering a solution mald make it seem more like colombia. somalia. perfect. as guns proliferate legally and illegally, people seem more terrorized in guatemala. riding a public bus is a risky business. more than 500 bus drivers have been killed in robberies since 2007 which tracks organized crime in the americas to c
on a nearly $10 billion superstorm sandy relief bill. house speaker john boehner scheduled the vote amid intense criticism after adjourning the last session without one. a larger vote on sandy is set for next week. >>> the house will come to order. >> new lawmakers took the oath of office yesterday, marking the start of the most diverse congressional class in history. it includes the first hindu congresswoman, and first openly bisexual members. despite grumbling in his own party, republican john boehner was elected to a two-year term as house speaker. >>> u.s. troops are now at the turkey/syria border. defense secretary signed the orders along with $500 million in aid to the more than 150,000 syrian refugees who have fled into turkey and jordan. the u.n. estimates more than 60,000 people have died since the uprising nearly two years ago. >>> back here at home, u.s. lawmakers have accused the cia of lying to the makers of the movie "zero dark 30". according to the movie, harsh interrogating techniques were crucial. but a senate investigation says such methods produce no useful intelligenc
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to provide aid to the -- aides to the victims of sandy. house voted in favor of the nearly $10 billion package. the senate followed suit. there was an outcry by northeast politicians -- politicians from both sides of the aisle when the speaker of the house prevented a vote on the bill on tuesday. the measure is the first of two making their way through congress. >> the people will hold the speaker and all of us to the promise that no later than the 15th of this month some 11 days from today that we will make a full contribution to those people. >> the $9.7 billion package will now head to the white house for the president's signature. the remaining $51 requested by the president will be up for a vote on january 15th. >>> efforts to legalize gay marriage in illinois suffered a setback today. democratic supporters of the bill backed off plans to hold a full senate vote on it. the bill was approved in committee last night but today's vote was called off because three backers were not present. sponsors downplayed the urgency to pass the measure in the lame- duck sex suggesting the issue co
for the last two years. job creation may have gotten a little boost from hurricane sandy. construction added 30,000. maybe some places where placing damaged cars in december. a little surprise in the unemployment report is the rate was unchanged in november once it was revised up. we made a big deal about this when it dropped to 7.7% from 7.9% in october. the labor department announced its regular annual adjustment of its reports because of seasonal factors affected just one month, november. >> there are some signs that the holiday shopping season started earlier. also, because of internet sales we are affecting package delivers. the nature doesn't change as the economy evolves around time. the bureau regularly need to keep up with those changes. peter: "while more work remains to be done, today's unemployment rate provides further evidence that the u.s. economy is continuing to heal." republicans, of course, are saying it is not good enough. speaker boehner out with a comment this morning. our oversized and overspent government has a drag on economic growth and job creation . connell: peter, t
in congress today to help the battered northeast rebuild after super storm sandy. the house of representatives flood insurance program pay for 115,000 claims. the house taking up a larger package january 15th providing $51 kbrinl to hard hit areas in new jersey, new york and connecticut. >> former arizona congress woman gabrielle giffords is visiting newtown, connecticut today, offering their support after the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school. she met with local officials as well as u.s. senator bloomenthal and lieutenant government nancy wiman. she is still recovering after being shot in the head almost two years ago. >> this picture shows president obama being briefed after it happened last month. you can see he appeared to be somber as he spoke with john brennan and said that was quote, the worst day of his presidency. >> berkeley assembly woman nancy skinner plans to reintroduce legislation to tighten ammunition purchases requiring all to show identification and require all ammunition sales be reported to the department of justice. among other things banning kits converting
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on the ground. and this shooting comes nearly a month after the sandy hook elementary school shooting, immediately became political today. dianne feinstein, a democrat, who plans to introduce a bill banning assault weapons released a statement after the shooting today asking, "how many more shootings must there be in america before we come to the realization that guns and grievances do not belong together?" that came as vice president joe biden met with his gun violence task force today and members of the nra. and he talked about a key idea he thinks should pass. >> there is a surprising, so far, a surprising recurrence suggestions that we have universal background checks. not just close the gun show loophole, but total, universal background checks, including private sales. >> john avalon is "outfront." john, let's just start off with these background checks. obviously, look, for whether a potential purchaser has a criminal record or history of mental illness. obviously, there's issues with both of those things and how they're defined. but on the background check concept overall, how
for the last number of weeks hurricane sandy doing 18 hour days. i don't think that would be a problem. >> bill: joining us now from los angeles adam carolla. first of all, carolla is the moon full out there or what? last time we saw you you were kind of clean shavenned and now you look like lawn cheney jr. >> thank you very much for the supportive words. [ laughter ] no, it's not a full -- every day is a full moon in l.a. >> bill: you didn't meet a gypsy woman on the way to the studio or any of that, huh? >> got to be a little conversant with the wolf man. i know i'm getting stares. let's just start. do you think christie's weight will matter if he decides to run for president? >> no. >> bill: no? >> first off isn't president the ultimate flat job? you don't fly coach. you host a bunch of dinners. and even your office is oval shaped. it's like you have a fat office. it's not like the president has to get up on extension ladder and clean the gutters or anything. you can be fat and be the president. you can't be a fireman and be fat but you can be president. secondly, let's take a look at the vo
many investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. >> well, as survivors of superstorm sandy are still cleaning up more than two months after the storm, there's question what to do with some of the debris, including the storm damaged cars, lots of cars, lots of cars. rick leventhal has the details of what may suddenly be the biggest parking lot in riverhead, new york, rick. >> reporter: thousands and thousands of cars and the executive air park closes every winter and typically empty during the long cold months, but not this season because the town of riverhead, which owns this property way out on eastern long island found a way to m of all of this space. leasing the space, the runways and taxi way to insurance auto auctions, inc. filled the airport with thousands of vehicles damaged by hurricane sandy. two runways, 1007 feet long, filled with cars, some of them new, auctioned off online every day and buyers have to be recyclers, rebuilders or dismant dismantlers, licensed and registered with the state and it's paying for every acre using expected to be a total of nearly 3 m
died at sandy hook which left 26 dead including 20 children. giffords was accompanied by her husband mark kelly. next call is from midland, texas, mary is on the phone. good morning. caller: good morning. i can't hear you. host: you are on the air. go ahead. caller: i don't think there is a solution to this. the government has never found a solution. to any problem like this. the alcohol problem or any other problem. my life was saved twice by carrying a gun in my car. host: how so? caller: well, the first time was in 1987. i was driving from fort worth to oklahoma city, and this man from falls came up to the side of me and made obscene gestures and tried to run me off the road. i just pulled my gun out from underneath the seat and i showed it to him and he left me alone. secondly, i was out at the park practicing golf and this young man came up and started to threaten me. i walked over to my car and i knew that i was in danger and strapped on my gun, which is in a pack. and when he started toward me i was picking up my golf balls, i pulled my gun out and i pointed it at him and he t
in this last bill. >> for the victims of sandy. they snuck some of that pork in. it is a problem. we want low priced goods but we want american jobs. somehow those it's hard to do both of them. sometimes we have had system struggling companies when we say they are all american made then their sales boost. if they tout that and trumpet it sometimes people patron nice this store. with this one it went under. >> sad news. coming up on the show. one state senator now saying is he going to fight until hell freezes over stop this newspaper from publishing another county's list of gun permits of owners, he joins us next. >> imagine this guy sitting next to you on an airplane. he was duct taped for his seat for being too drunk. was this the best way to calm him down or most amusing? ♪ putnam county clerk is refusing to release prosecute prosecute -- i wasn't elected to journal news i was represent the citizens of my county. my phone has been flooded with phone calls people fearful for their lives and their safety and the safety of their family and the neighborhood. these laws were written over 30 y
of superstorm sandy? this station here was totally inundated with water. commuters, riders are hoping for a less eventful tuesday morning than they had monday morning. we're going to show that video again. a malfunctioning escalator inexplicably changes direction mid ride and commuters are totally panicked and freaked out by this. many went with their gut. some tried to walk in the opposite direction, others attempted to jump off because they saw the pileup at the bottom of the escalator. truly frightening moments. listen to some of the people involved in this. >> it was like being on a free fall but with people on it. everyone yelling and everyone started looking worried. >> i jumped on to the side, the gap between the two escalators. i was stuck there for a minute. people were sliding past phaoefplt i could -- past me. people piling up at the bottom. >> six people suffered minor injuries. scrapes, bruises, neck and back pain thankfully. the port authority is investigating what exactly caused this. >>gretchen: thanks. let's go to brian at the desk. >>brian: 16 minutes after the hour. afghan pre
that you get these last minute pieces of legislation like the fiscal cliff deal or the hurricane sandy legislation which are full of tax breaks for puerto rican rum and hollywood and nascar and, you know, limousines and so on and thi only people find out about after the fact because at 12:01 a.m., when the thing already been enacted. this is a lousy way to run the government and the democrats under leader harry reid have on responsible for this and yet you could look long and hard from mainstream media commentary on this. jon: ellen? >> i agree with jim, you know, it has been, this has been let go but let's remember, from 1999 to 2007, there were three times the republicans also didn't pass a budget. would be very interesting to see if there was equal media coverage from that. we didn't go back and take a look at it. but that would be very interesting to take a look at. jon: republicans passed budget on the house side the last two fiscal years. one of them cut $6 trillion in spending from the president's proposed budget. the senate did vote on president obama's budget on may 25th of 20
and teachers of sandy hook elementary school. for the strength of our democracy and strength -- sake of our children, let's work together to protect and defend all of our people. [applause] in the same year that president lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation, the statute of freedom was unveiled across the capitol dome. that dome continues to be a beacon of freedom to the world and a source of inspiration for all who have had the honor to serve in congress. as we take the oath of office today, let's renew the promise of freedom. let's work in friendship and partnership to live up to the legacy of our founders and the aspirations of our constituents. let us renew the strength of our democracy by reigniting the american dream. as we celebrate this moment, let us honor and thank those americans who protect our democracy and secure our freedom, our veterans and men and women in uniform. and their families, and wherever they served. [applause] god bless them, god bless america. thank you. now, the house will continue to be led by a proud son of ohio. a man of conviction and a public serva
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